Multiplicities of pi(0), eta, K-0 and of charged particles in quark and gluon jets

Authors
Abbiendi, G Ackerstaff, K Ainsley, C Akesson, PF Alexander, G Allison, J Anderson, KJ Arcelli, S Asai, S Ashby, SF Axen, D Azuelos, G Bailey, I Ball, AH Barberio, E Barlow, RJ Batley, JR Baumann, S Belmke, T Bell, KW Bella, G Bellerive, A Bentvelsen, S Bethke, S Biebel, O Bloodworth, IJ Bock, P Bohme, J Boeriu, O Bonacorsi, D Boutemeur, M Braidant, S Bright-Thomas, P Brigliadori, L Brown, RM Burckhart, HJ Cammin, J Capiluppi, P Carnegie, RK Carter, AA Carter, JR Chang, CY Charlton, DG Ciocca, C Clarke, PEL Clay, E Cohen, I Cooke, OC Couchman, J Couyoumtzelis, C Coxe, RL Cuffiani, M Dado, S Dallavalle, GM Dallison, S de Roeck, A Dervan, P Desch, K Dienes, B Dixit, MS Donkers, M Dubbert, J Duchovni, E Duckeck, G Duerdoth, IP Estabrooks, PG Etzion, E Fabbri, F Fanti, M Feld, L Ferrari, P Fiedler, F Fleck, I Ford, M Frey, A Furtjes, A Futyan, DI Gagnon, P Gary, JW Gaycken, G Geich-Gimbel, C Giacomelli, G Giacomelli, P Glenzinski, D Goldberg, J Grandi, C Graham, K Gross, E Grunhaus, J Gruwe, M Gunther, PO Hajdu, C Hanson, GG Hansroul, M Hapke, M Harder, K Harel, A Hargrove, CK Harin-Dirac, M Hauke, A Hauschild, M Hawkes, CM Hawkings, R Hemingway, RJ Hensel, C Herten, G Heuer, RD Hildreth, MD Hill, JC Hocker, A Hoffman, K Homer, RJ Honma, AK Horvath, D Hossain, KR Howard, R Huntemeyer, P Igo-Kemenes, P Ishii, K Jacob, FR Jawahery, A Jeremie, H Jones, CR Jovanovic, P Junk, TR Kanaya, N Kanzaki, J Karapetian, G Karlen, D Kartvelishvili, V Kawagoe, K Kawamoto, T Keeler, RK Kellogg, RG Kennedy, BW Kim, DH Klein, K Klier, A Kobayashi, T Kobel, M Kokott, TP Komamiya, S Kowalewski, RV Kress, T Krieger, P von Krogh, J Kuhl, T Kupper, M Kyberd, P Lafferty, GD Landsman, H Lanske, D Lawson, I Layter, JG Leins, A Lellouch, D Letts, J Levinson, L Liebisch, R Lillich, J List, B Littlewood, C Lloyd, AW Lloyd, SL Loebinger, FK Long, GD Losty, MJ Lu, J Ludwig, J Macchiolo, A Macpherson, A Mader, W Mannelli, M Marcellini, S Marchant, TE Martin, AJ Martin, JP Martinez, G Mashimo, T Mattig, P McDonald, WJ McKenna, J McMahon, TJ McPherson, RA Meijers, F Mendez-Lorenzo, P Merritt, FS Mes, H Michelini, A Mihara, S Mikenberg, G Miller, DJ Mohr, W Montanari, A Mori, T Nagai, K Nakamura, I Neal, HA Nisius, R O'Neale, SW Oakham, FG Odorici, F Ogren, HO Oh, A Okpara, A Oreglia, MJ Orito, S Pasztor, G Pater, JR Patrick, GN Patt, J Pfeifenschneider, P Pilcher, JE Pinfold, J Plane, DE Poli, B Polok, J Pooth, O Przybycien, M Quadt, A Rembser, C Rick, H Robins, SA Rodning, N Roney, JM Rosati, S Roscoe, K Rossi, AM Rozen, Y Runge, K Runolfsson, O Rust, DR Sachs, K Saeki, T Sahr, O Sarkisyan, EKG Sbarra, C Schaile, AD Schaile, O Scharff-Hansen, P Schmitt, S Schroder, M Schumacher, M Schwick, C Scott, WG Seuster, R Shears, TG Shen, BC Shephard-Themistocleous, CH Sherwood, P Siroli, GP Skuja, A Smith, AM Snow, GA Sobie, R Soldner-Rembold, S Spagnolo, S Sproston, M Stahl, A Stephens, K Stoll, K Strom, D Strohmer, R Surrow, B Talbot, SD Tarem, S Taylor, RJ Teuscher, R Thiergen, M Thomas, J Thomson, MA Torrence, E Towers, S Trefzger, T Trigger, I Trocsanyi, Z Tsur, E Turner-Watson, MF Ueda, I Vannerem, P Verzocchi, M Voss, H Vossebeld, J Waller, D Ward, CP Ward, DR Watkins, PM Watson, AT Watson, NK Wells, PS Wengler, T Wermes, N Wetterling, D White, JS Wilson, GW Wilson, JA Wyatt, TR Yamashita, S Zacek, V Zer-Zion, D
Citation
G. Abbiendi et al., Multiplicities of pi(0), eta, K-0 and of charged particles in quark and gluon jets, EUR PHY J C, 17(3), 2000, pp. 373-387
Citations number
52
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C
ISSN journal
1434-6044 → ACNP
Volume
17
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
373 - 387
Database
ISI
SICI code
1434-6044(200011)17:3<373:MOPEKA>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
We compared the multiplicities of pi (0), eta, K-0 and of charged particles in quark and gluon jets in 3-jet events, as measured by the OPAL experimen t at LEP. The comparisons were performed for distributions unfolded to 100% pure quark and gluon jets, at an effective scale Q(jet) which took into ac count topological dependences of the 3-jet environment. The ratio of partic le multiplicity in gluon jets to that in quark jets as a function of Q(jet) for pi (0), eta or K-0 was found to be independent of the particle species . This is consistent with the QCD prediction that tile observed enhancement in the mean particle rate in gluon jets with respect to quark jets should be independent of particle species. In contrast to some theoretical predict ions and previous observations, we observed no evidence for an enhancement of eta meson production in gluon jets with respect to quark jets, beyond th at observed for charged particles. We measured the ratio of the slope of th e average charged particle multiplicity in gluon jets to that in quark jets , C, and we compared it to a next-to-next-to-next-to leading order calculat ion. Our result, C = 2.27 +/- 0.20(stat. + syst.), is about one standard de viation higher than tile perturbative prediction.